Radio from the Field Workshop With WGXC

fieldradioWave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM will offer a two-session public radio workshop at the library this month. WGXC Mobile Studio Manager and artist Max Goldfarb will lead participants in making field recordings and editing audio, as they learn to construct projects that give voice to our local environments. The two sessions will culminate in a short, radio-ready production that will become a part of Wave Farm’s WGXC archive.

The sessions will be held Tuesdays, November 10 and 17 from 5pm-7pm. Adults and mature teens interested in environmental sound recording, soundscape research and radio production are encouraged to attend. No prior experience is required. The sessions are free, but reservations are recommended. To learn more, or to reserve your place, email max@wgxc.org or call (518) 697-7400.

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Hudson Area Library Book Club to Meet July 23

The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo for their July meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Wednesday, July 23rd at 4:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy.
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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal.

With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. 

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.

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The December E-Newsletter Is Here!

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Want the latest updates on what’s new and exciting at the library? Sign up for the Hudson Area Library’s monthly e-newsletter! As a recipient of this great free newsletter, you will get the first look at upcoming events and programs, as well as new additions to the library collection, such as books and DVDs. The newsletter also includes information on the latest library and Armory news, as well as helpful articles concerning miscellaneous topics like job searches and resume building.

If you missed the last edition, check out the December newsletter now for the latest library news! If you’re interested in joining the mailing list, fill out your name and email address in the “Sign Up For Monthly E-Newsletter” field on the lower left hand side of the Hudson Area Library homepage.

And if you want to receive library updates more than just once a month, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or check out our board on Pinterest.

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The Hudson Area Library Children’s Room Presents “The Kids First Initiative”

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Starting this September, Hudson Area Library will host a brand new set of children’s programs for kids of all ages called The Kids First Initiative. The Initiative aims to help foster positive outcomes and support academic achievement for the children of our community through new educational programming. Here are the new programs which will be added to the regular children’s schedule:

Tuesday: Kids Fun Night
3:30-7:30pm- Weekly- All Ages

Join us for an evening of all-ages activities, including Twister challenge, music, poetry, puzzles, games, as well as jewelry, collage, and bookmark making.

Wednesday: Learn to Read Program
3:30-4:30pm- Weekly- Ages 3-6
This early literacy program aims to foster a love of reading in the youngest members of our community. Through age appropriate activities, children will practice the alphabet, learn sight words, and read stories. Parents are welcome to participate.

Thursday: Kids Lego Club
3:00-4:30pm- Weekly- All ages

The Kids Lego Club is open to children ages 2-14 who are ready to put their imagination and building skills to work in a fun and creative atmosphere. Children can work on their own creations or in teams. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver aged 13 or older. The library will provide Legos and Duplo bricks for use in the club.

Friday: Time to Dance!
September 13- 3:30-5:00pm- All ages

Through music, dance, and collaborative online research, kids will learn about a new type of music at each session while being physically active and having fun! Our first session will cover salsa music. NOTE: This program will continue each 2nd Friday of the month.

Friday: Kids Career Workshops
September 27- 3:30-5:00pm- All ages

Join us in exploring a different career at each session. Our first session will be about becoming a teacher. NOTE: This program will continue each 4th Friday of the month.

Saturday: Drop-In Children’s Activities
12:00-3:00pm- Weekly- All ages

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and join us in crafts, stories and other fun activities in the Children’s Room.

For a full listing of the library’s children’s programs, visit the Programs page of our website. 

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Hudson Area Library Book Club to Read “Sharp Objects”

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This month’s book to be read by the Hudson Area Library Book Club is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. The Book Club will be meeting on Friday, April 26th at 3:30pm. New members and guests are always welcome! Come pick up a copy at the front desk of the library today!

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.

As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

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Follow Hudson Area Library On Pinterest!

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We’ve got great news for all you social networkers out there- Hudson Area Library is now on Pinterest! Pinterest is a site that is used to organize pictures, videos and links to items of interest, otherwise known as “pins.” These pins are further organized by boards, which are created according to subject or theme. Users may “repin” a pin they like to their own personal boards. Follow Hudson Area Library on Pinterest and see pictures of new items in the Hudson collection, get information on library programs and events, learn more about the city of Hudson, and view other items of interest. If you’re new to Pinterest, you can easily sign up with your Facebook or Twitter account, or your email address.

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Library Seeks Volunteers for Program Committee

The Board of Trustees of the Hudson Area Library is seeking volunteers to work on the Program Committee.

Children from the Hudson Area Library Summer Reading Program

Background

The Hudson Area Library provides programs for children, teens, and adults for our library users from Hudson, Greenport and other local towns. The Board of Trustees wishes to expand our program offerings and seeks to engage people in our service area and beyond in the development of new programs. We recognize the wealth of skills and enthusiasms in our community and wish to tap into those who can bring new ideas and energy to the library.

New Programing Directions

Here are a few ideas that we have for new directions for programming at the library. Continue reading

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Hudson Is a Summer Festival for Children and Young Adults

Hudson offers a wide array of programs, projects, activities, and just plain entertainment for children, young adults, parents, grandparents and everyone else. To uncover all of these offerings turn to the publication created by Mary Udell and Ohrine Stewart, “Hudson is a Summer Festival for children, students, parents, teachers,grandparents, friends, and neighbors” You can find copies of this blue covered publication at the library and elsewhere. Download the 20 page document in PDF form here (4.6 MB file size) or continue reading to scroll through the pages here. Continue reading

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